Avengers: Infinity War Set Image Shows Sebastian Stan Holding Sean Gunn

By Jennifer McDonough Posted:
Sebastian Stan, Bucky Barnes, Avengers: Infinity War logo

2018's Avengers: Infinity War (along with Avengers: Endgame the following year) was Marvel Studios' most ambitious attempt at a crossover yet. Released over two years ago, the first film pulled together the various corners of the MCU into one bombastic franchise mash-up.

Sam Hargrave is a stunt performer, choreographer, and director for a number of well known blockbusters, Infinity War included. Today, Hargrave decided to belatedly commemorate Bucky Barnes actor Sebastian Stan for his 38th birthday yesterday.


Hargrave took to his Instagram Stories and shared the following image with the caption: "Happy Birthday to this stud. Always a pleasure to work with and a good man!"

Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes holding Sean Gunn


For a comparison between the BTS image and the finished product, have a look below:

Rocket and Bucky Barnes comparison

Fans of the film will recognize this as the scene where Bucky picks Rocket up by his collar and spins him around while they both shoot at Thanos' minions. Here, Sean Gunn stands in for Rocket.

It's an amusing little behind the scenes image, to be sure. Sean Gunn is the offical on-set stand-in for Rocket. This gives the actors something to bounce off of before the digital effects are applied to bring the character to life.

- About The Author: Jennifer McDonough
Jennifer McDonough has been a writer at The Direct since its 2020 launch. She is responsible for the creation of news articles and features. She also has a particular affinity for action figures and merchandise, which she revels in discussing in the articles she writes, when the situation calls for it.